Free School to be held at Prescott Elementary School
Want to learn something new, meet great people and enjoy a free meal? Attend the Dubuque Free School on Saturday, April 28 at Prescott Elementary School from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Now in its second year, Dubuque Free School is composed of classes taught by community members teaching their peers for free. All who wish to learn and collaborate are welcome, regardless of class, politics, or creed. Classes are offered for both adults and children. Adult classes will include “What to Look for When Renting an Apartment,” “How to Organize your Workplace” and “Sex Ed in the City.” Children’s classes will include Yoga, Magic Tricks and “Loving Me Inside and Out.” The day-long program will include a light breakfast and a free lunch for all participants. There will also be a toy swap; families can bring clean, gently used toys to swap or donate—or just pick something up for free. This program is supported by a Sustainable Dubuque Grant.
The Dubuque Free School is an initiative of the Dubuque Democratic Socialists. Their approach to education is inspired by the Freedom Schools, which began in Mississippi during the summer of 1964. During the Civil Rights Era, these schools encouraged active citizenship among African-American elementary school kids and fostered greater community involvement. They are also influenced by the work of Paolo Friere and bell hooks, both of whom argued that education is a method of guiding people to achieve their own liberation by developing a critical consciousness.
A complete class schedule, registration information and more information can be found at https://dubuquedemocraticsocialists.org/freeschool/. Advanced registration is preferred but not required.